May 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm #7329REFiendModerator
In the Year of Consecrated Life, male and female religious from different congregations (including Dominicans) who are working in Slovenia prepared this Religious Flash Mob at Prešeren Square in Ljubljana.
Male and female religious work among the people and for the people in different ways, but all of us are connected in our devotion to God in the consecrated life.
Posted by Ordo Praedicatorum on Friday, April 17, 2015
BEFORE you play the film in class consider:
What does it mean to be called? What kind of person steps forward? Do your students have a view/image/stereotype of the kind of person that makes a decision to join a religious order?
Play the first few moments of this film and then stop it with the question: ‘What is going to happen next?’. Take their answers and play a little more of the film until the first couple of dancers move forward… Were any of the students correct? What do they think is happening? Why are the dancers doing what they are doing? What will happen now?
Play some more of the film… how do they think this will go? How will the crowd respond? How will this film end?
AFTER watching the film
Could the pupils honestly identify which of the crowd were going to step up and dance? Why do they think these people chose to do this in the way that they did? Do students believe that it is possible to spot a person of faith just by looking at them or do they need clues, and if so, what kind of clues would help?
How can this film help students to consider the question: ‘What does it mean to be called?’
I first saw this film on Facebook – it was shared by Ordo Praedicatorum